Current Director of Elementary Education Adrienne Usher has accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning following the retirement of Brenda Pirtle.
“I am excited and humbled,” she said. “It is a true honor to be able to continue to lead and serve the staff, students and communities of Bullitt County in this new capacity. I look forward to continuing the great work and progress related to student learning that has allowed BCPS to shine as a leader in education.”
Usher’s described her work mission as always doing what is best for students and she looks forward to continuing her mission for all BCPS students.
“My immediate goals are to continue the work related to our district initiatives and supporting schools in their individual school improvement work,” she said. “Long term goals for student learning will revolve around analyzing our current achievement and growth systems with data to ensure that we are reaching each child individually to help them meet their academic potential. In addition, making sure we are supporting the whole child so that BCPS students are ready to enter the college and/or workforce at a high level upon graduation.”
Bullitt County Public Schools Superintendent Keith Davis welcomed Usher to her role and thanked Pirtle for her dedication.
“Adrienne is kid-focused, intelligent, and motivated,” Davis said. “She brings a wide range of experience as an Elementary Teacher, Guidance Counselor, Instructional Coach, Principal and Director of Elementary Education to her new role as leader of our instructional team. I think you will find Adrienne to be a very fair and focused individual who will help and guide our efforts through the Student Learning Division and our Principals. In closing, I want to also publicly thank Brenda Pirtle for her incredible contribution to our school district over her tenure in a variety of positions and her role as mentor to those in her department as well as other departments.”
A Louisville native and graduate of Louisville Male High School, Usher attended Western Kentucky University earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a certification in Elementary Education, P-4 and an Endorsement in English as a Second Language, K-12.
She attained a Master of Education with an emphasis in School Counseling, K-12 from Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN and has a Rank 1 in Educational Administration and Leadership from Western Kentucky University.
Usher and her husband, Scott Ray, have a Mastador named Linux. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her hobbies include reading, traveling and home improvement projects.